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Wed
20
Mar

Mental health, well-being priority concerns for Prairie school board

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Tue
12
Mar

Crawford County Democratic Party opens permanent location in PdC


State Sen. Braf Pfaff spoke at the location’s grand opening on March 9. (Photos by Steve Van Kooten)

Congressional candidate Rebecca Cooke (left) and Third Congressional District Chair William Garcia (right) appeared at the opening.

Craig Anderson, Rebecca Cooke, Dale Klemme and Eric Wilson were among those in attendance for the opening of the Crawford County Democrat Party’s new location on Blackhawk Avenue in Prairie du Chien. (Steve Van Kooten/Courier Press)

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Tue
12
Mar

Council approves comprehensive city plan agreement


Vierbicher Associates, Inc. store front on Blackhawk Avenue in Prairie du Chien. (Steve Van Kooten/Courier Press)

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Tue
12
Mar

Dental Associates of Prairie du Chien owner talks change, patient care


Dr. Shelby (Perkins) Maahs in one of Dental Associates of Prairie du Chien’s rooms. Maahs took over as the practice’s owner in July of 2023. (Steve Van Kooten/Courier Press)

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Tue
05
Mar

Mussel relocation preserved endangered species


The Upper Mississippi River is a hub for numerous mussel species, including some endangered and protected populations. (Stock photo)

The Higgins Eye Pearlymussel is on federal and multiple states’ endangered lists

 

By Steve Van Kooten

Tue
05
Mar

Recycling effort gives back to schools, community


Community Cans’ collection site near Wauzeka is one of three locations for people to donate their aluminum cans to help the community. (Steve Van Kooten/Courier Press)

Two mounds of pop cans stored for delivery to L & M salvage in Richland Center. Community Cans accumulates cans throughout the year to recycle them at the end of March. (Steve Van Kooten/Courier Press)

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Tue
05
Mar

Overcrowding a primary concern for county jail replacements


A computer generated image of the replacement jail’s proposed control room area where essential operations can be performed by jail staff. (Courtesy of Klein McCarthy Architects)

A Computer generated image of the prospective jail design’s intake area. The design firm has begun to virtually layout designs for crucial areas of the buildings. (Courtesy of Klein McCarthy Architects)

The county’s project progressed past schematic design phase at the end of February, follows suit with other Wisconsin counties

 

By Steve Van Kooten

Wed
28
Feb

Wauzeka school board approves repair projects, yearly audit

The Wauzeka-Steuben Board of Education had their hands full when they convened on Feb. 19 for a regular board meeting; the agenda had seven actionable items, which included repairs, records retention proposals and signage for the district’s building.

Wed
28
Feb

Crawford County passes spate of resolutions, prepares for jail financing

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Wed
28
Feb

Council approves architect and design firm for Public Safety Building

City moves forward with familiar design firm after proposals vetted by city staff

By Steve Van Kooten

 

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